How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become an Stress Relief and Lifestyle Coach?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story”, that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you on exactly what to do to increase the space to explore their mental well-being, deepen their relationship with their body and create more motivation and productivity in their every day lives. That defining moment in my life happened in 2010.
During the 7th year of being a Sr. Web Application Developer, I found myself falling apart. The income was not at the level I had expected it to be and at times it was just enough to make the bills and mortgage. Additionally, I was lost without motivation, listless in my work and becoming someone who dreaded Monday. I would sit with Sunday night anxiety lamenting the work ahead. A few years later I lost Mom very suddenly in a car accident. When I saw her the day before she passed, we shared a beautiful moment at the airport as we parted, literally my last good bye. It was in this journey that I learned a giant life lesson - life is defined by the moment you are in. You choose to chase a goal or share your heart because nothing is guaranteed. My mother was one who always told me to, “Be Strong” and “Be Happy because you were raised with a lot of love.” Losing Mom so suddenly was something that shifted me in the deepest of ways. She helped me embrace joy and release perfection. She drove me to engage with my purpose and seek my bliss.
As I was trying to navigate this deep grief, I spent one year pulling myself through life to find balance and new structures again. And it was challenging and much of a blur. Added to it, I revisited the thoughts I had once buried deep in me related to an early child abuse, something I never shared with Mom, nor anyone else in my family or not, but I did choose to share in couple's therapy. During my second year of mourning my mother and my sadness, all sorts of signs started to drop into my awareness. And then … one day there was a storm that forced me to work from home. The next day I went to drive my car to work, and the car wouldn’t start because the battery died, so I stayed home. On the third day going into the office, the company I worked for was shifting locations and, once I was introduced to the new site, I knew I couldn’t move forward. I submitted my resignation from this job that had weighted on me so long. I finally admitted to myself that my mind and heart were calling me in a different direction for a very long time and I kept ignoring them.
I came home that day to do my workout and I felt this roller-coaster of emotions run through my body. I cried tears of joy and victory while punching and kicking the air. I felt like my whole body had been filled with tension that was all released in the highly emotional and DEEP ROOTED cleansing. Big deep breath here. I was so excited to be on my own. I was happy, empowered and ready to build my best life. I felt a deeper freedom in my movement forward and in this journey of self-exploration more than ever before.
Before leaving my job I had been hosting some motivational groups around health and wellness, and worked this hobby as passion to elevate myself and others. Many people began mirroring back to me, how my work and the way that I live my life with such a deep positivity, that I should continue to work with others to motivate them to do the same. So that is exactly what I did. I started meeting new people and making new connections. I started doing the work I felt entirely connected to, bringing me back to my core beliefs and a new defined drive in life. A year after, I was expecting my first baby daughter. More than ever, I was focused and excited for the new future.
Following the birth of my first daughter, things were supposed to continue moving forward, as I had set the grounds for that to happen during my entire pregnancy. However, during the most crucial time I needed to deeply navigate the change in my body and my new life, and as my baby started to see her pediatrician, it became so clear to me that the American Health System was about checking boxes and meeting averages. This system didn’t serve me or my child or my relationship with my husband. As a mom, I had gone through the most charged up transformation of my life of having a natural birth with no medication. Recovering was hard for months, but it was the least in light of the latest happenings. Afterwards, I felt so lost in the chaos of trying to heal to my body and care for my daughter while dealing with other challenging life issues. After about 3 months, I started to find some relief in my life and create clarity for my purpose to regain its placement in my every day. I learned quickly that if women don’t have the support to prepare them for life after the child is born, they can fall into a dark place that seems almost incapable to get out of. I learnt a different kind of strength, one that once again re-defined me and the path that I was about to follow.
At 37 years old, a new Mom, born in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, raised in 3 different countries by Mom and Dad because Dad served the Brazilian Government as a Chancellery Officer, I healed my past hurts and grief. And I started teaching women entrepreneurs how they can do the same: I watched them increase the space to explore their mental well-being, deepen their relationship with their body and create more motivation and productivity in their every day lives! I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other women own their truth, their well-being, and their lives.
Since then, I worked with many private clients, spoke in front of countless groups, traveled to all-inclusive resorts throughout the US while working my online business: I live my dream of serving women and freeing them up from the idea that they need to be everything to everyone and help them honor deep self-care while being productive; I continuously grow my mastery in emotions and heath; and I have created Breakthrough To The True YouTM, a series of steps that help identify, sort and focus in different areas in life with the intent to increase time and confidence, physically, mentally and emotionally. Every mother entrepreneur with a busy lifestyle needs to apply.
Who are your clients?
I work with people just like you, energy workers, sales and marketing professionals, women entrepreneurs, independent and determined women with a fast-paced life. I work with those who have a burning desire to live abundantly and who have not been taught how to manage time, and most specifically, how to put themselves first before anything and anybody, which TREMENDOUSLY affects their confidence.I work with…
- New Moms
- Stay-at-Home Moms
- Marketing Professionals
- Sales Professionals
- Health & Wellness Enthusiasts or Entrepreneurs
- Holistic Practitioners
- Real Estate Agents
- Physical Therapists
- Military Spouses
- Solopreneurs on a mission
What makes you different from other “Stress Relief & Lifestyle Coaches”?
Although we will occasionally touch upon “business coach- y” things, you have me as a time management and confidence expert and consultant. I work on the inner and outer principals for a more balanced life. I look at your daily tasks and lifestyle from an organic and spiritual perspective. What that means to you is that you get a wise-let’s-cleanup-this-serious-time-wasting-lifestyle-mess and authentic stress relief and lifestyle coach, and I’m very spiritual – being a Pisces says it all. Because I am not the small talk kind of coach, you will always get a straight to the point quick and honest response from me.I’m concerned with how to get your professional and personal time being spent wisely and effectively FAST and with confidence, to help you stop focusing on what’s not serving you and leading you to your life purpose. You may not like what I have to tell you – but you can be sure I will always tell you the truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your success and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time, not to mention I throw in a healthy dose of motivation, which always helps!!
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
The Breakthrough To The True You workshops, products and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about being efficient with their time, but also balancing professional and personal life to the point they get to enjoy their families while experiencing success and confidence in other areas of their lives. This means not running around all day long, beating yourself up anymore saying: “I don’t have time for anything else, including for myself.” They were created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will eventually lead you to more confidence, more focus, taking charge of your present and future based on your goals and mental FREEDOM.Being a high performance and efficiency achiever myself, I’m known to work best with other high performance and efficiency achievers, people who are committed to their success no matter what who are super-ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to increase time and confidence. My clients often tell me – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” Consider what you’ll do with me to be a high-octane crash course on everything you need to know to empower yourself and improve your lifestyle. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: more time and confidence in a simple way, long lasting and in record time.
For what type of professionals are your programs NOT going to work?
Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who are not suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It would not be fair to them.) The Breakthrough To The True You program is NOT for those who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate, at least not right away. It’s been my experience that people in financial crisis do not trust the recommendations I give them and do not do the work (probably because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent check or mortgage payment.) If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We have all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another. Do yourself (3) favors:
- Get some money coming in with a full-time or part-time job at the very least, and then call me. This will take the edge off and provide a little more peace of mind. Mostly, it will de-clutter your mind enough to focus on your Breakthrough To The True You assignments and the BIG picture. Once you start seeing the clients come in regularly as a result of our work, you can then start reducing the hours you work at that other job and focus on your own practice.
- Sign up for the free Tips to Reduce Emotional Stress and Boost Confidence in Little Time (click here for the email).The free information will get you started towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me one-on- one.
- Make a point to read the Search Your Superpowers weekly tip in my ezine. The tips are sent over week and will give you LOTS to think about.
Doing these three things will really help you get primed for our work. When you’re ready, call me and we will get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you need me.)
Other types of personalities I won’t work with, WITHOUT exception, are the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I would not want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?
What exactly is Breakthrough To The True YouTM system and what does it include?
Breakthrough To The True YouTM begins with understanding where you are right now and what are your energy and focus leaks, defining your intentions in life so you can make better choices when managing time and redefining a successful path that works for you while working on increasing confidence at every step of the way.
- Time and Confidence Inventory
We examine where you are in your life and get CRYSTAL clear about all that you are and are doing in the present prior to changing anything.
- Aligning Your Actions With Your Intentions
Before you can make any changes, we need to revisit and define the areas in your life that you are serving and the ones you are not, clean emotional attachments and synchronize your will with our intentions and passions in life .
- Reset Resistance
Mostly you might already know what you need to be doing yet there are holdbacks like procrastination or self-doubt. You’ll learn how to identify those holdbacks and learn to value success again, making it a habit to chase after checking boxes and clearing your mind.
- Create Your Ideal You
Together we will find out exactly what’s your ideal schedule and the idea mindset that goes along with it. We will really drill down on areas in life, efficiency techniques and boosting your confidence when making positive changes in your life. You’ll save time by following a simple step-by-step.
- Identify Your Time Wasters
We will focus on safe-guarding your time so you can let go of what hasn’t served you in the past and move into the future with confidence.
- Master The Art of Confidence
Here I will take you step by step through my proven “Attract More Positive Energy In Your Life And Live Abundantly” system. You’ll feel even more confident because you will know exactly how to start the day and end it, and how to deal with adversities if any. We’ll also touch on the subject of relationships and time and confidence suckers.
We will focus a lot on celebrating wins and solidifying the new habit of celebrating what’s showing up for you and where you are getting results. When we focus on creating things the way we want them and take action, we attract energy, and you will be proud that you are making that energy.
- How To Measure Results!
Congratulations!!! You know how to boost your inner powers by taking charge and increasing your time management and confidence. Tracking is a must so you continue celebrating the wins.
Does this really work?
Yes! The result of our work is an approach to shifting your mindset and habits so that in little time and with more confidence you enjoy more mental freedom, consistency in life and feel happier. (See Testimonials)
What results can I expect?
- Have bigger breakthroughs and ah ha moments
- Health benefits, living stress free or with little stress
- Learn about the areas in your life that are important for balanced time and boosted confidence
- Learn time saving techniques that will dramatically cut down your learning curve
- Forgive yourself and others by freeing mental space to do that
- Creating new intentions
- Fill up your cup and take care of you while other things are getting done
- Reaching for new passions
- Discover what makes you go and set new expectations
- Feel empowered and excited about the future
- Fall back in love with setting goals and expectations
- Vibrate as a loving being
- Develop better relationships
- Be clear with where you are headed
- Create healthy habits
- Love yourself and others more
- Learn to say NO and honor your no’s and yeses
- Deal with unpredicted circumstances
- Rediscover that your best life is yet to unfold
- Raise self-esteem and confidence
- Pay it forward
- Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging so you can take action
- Leverage time
- Work smarter, not harder
- Become an expert at time management and confidence
- Create new intentions and goals every 90 days and stay accountable to them
- Receive specific tools and guides to help you shorten the learning experience
- Say goodbye to the old you, and hello to the improved you!
Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation. Then feel free to email or call them and ask what they got from working with me and my programs.
How quickly can I expect results?
That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and improve their time management and confidence in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do first. It also depends on your previous experiences, struggles, the kind of lifestyle you have, your environment and relationships, and how you respond to changes.
How can I guarantee myself that I will get more time and confidence, in record time?
Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All my clients who have diligently applied every step of Breakthrough To The True YouTM have successfully experienced more balance with their time, focus and more confidence in their daily routines, in much less time than they would have on their own AND have therefore experienced more HAPPINESS.
Vanessa, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?
Congratulations on making a decision for success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your life and business goals. The best way to work with me is in my Breakthrough To The True YouTM program.
OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I speak with you?
Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, regardless if you have a couple of questions, just click the button at the top or bottom of this page to schedule an appointment, and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you and if we are a good match. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!
To Your Empowered You and Lifestyle,
Vanessa S. Matta